Stray dog numbers on the rise in the North West

There's been a huge increase in the number of stray dogs on our streets.

Dog rescue charities say some of those are so-called, "status dogs" many of which have been injured and abused. They fear if numbers continue to rise at this rate, they'll have to turn many away

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Stray dog numbers rise

There's been a rise in the number of stray dogs in the North West. The Dogs' Trust in Merseyside says figures are up 81% in four years.